Football team tops Mountaineers, 24-0
The Parkland football team has been playing its best football over the past few weeks.
The Trojans have built up some momentum after winning their last three games, which came on the heels of two consecutive losses.
That momentum continued last Friday night with a 24-0 shutout victory at Stroudsburg in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.
The Trojans (6-2 overall, 6-2 EPC) have now won four straight games and recorded their third shutout of the season to remain in contention for a league title. They are two games back of first-place Freedom with two games to play, both of which are against tough opponents in Easton and Emmaus.
It wasn’t the highest scoring output of the season for Parkland, but it did enough offensively to compliment another stout performance by its defense, one that always seems to play hard and aggressive under head coach Tim Moncman.
Junior quarterback Tanner Lewis showed his dual-threat abilities. He finished 14-of-21 through the air for 136 yards, and more importantly did not turn the ball over. He also rushing 11 times for a team-high 89 yards and scored a touchdown.
Senior Dominic Nelson once again got the largest share of carries, tallying 14 rushes for 65 yards. He was complimented in the backfield by Angel Santos and Colten Peischl, who each had seven carries for 45 and 41 yards respectively. Santos tallied a touchdown run on the night. Luke Dauberman contributed a touchdown run for Parkland on two carries and 17 yards. He added three catches for a team-high 52 yards.
Lewis’s favorite target was Conner Bernecker who made five receptions for 38 yards. Christian Hudson and Chris Lessel each caught two passes for the Trojans.
Parkland led just 3-0 after the first quarter on a field goal by Devin Bartholomew, and was only ahead 10-0 at halftime. The Trojans added a score early on in the third quarter to take control of the game.
Parkland looks to continue its win streak and when it hosts Easton (5-3) on Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium.
The Red Rovers are coming off a 28-7 defeat at the hands of Bethlehem Catholic last weekend. They have lost two in a row and those losses came against the only two teams that have beaten Parkland this year in the Golden Hawks and Freedom. Their other loss was to second-place Emmaus.